- Failure of Domestic Water Piping Systems in High Rise (AZ)
This matter involved the failure of significant portions of the domestic hot water system in a high rise luxury condominium project. Both copper and cast iron fittings in the system experienced accelerated failure as a result of microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC). The biological colonies were generally active in the entire water system, but were most prevalent in sections of the piping (including water storage tanks) that operated at low velocities. Remedial design involved replacement of the affected components with more corrosion resistant materials and treatment of the water supply to eliminate biological contaminants at the source. Represented plaintiff in this matter. Settled privately.